UK Ivory Bill Challenge

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Banner Image – Protesters supporting the UK Ivory Bill being enacted in full outside the High Court, 16 October 2019   Friends of Antique Cultural Treasures  (FACT – a limited company formed by dealers and collectors, with funds channelled via the British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA)) have argued in the …

Trophy hunting is not sustainable

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By Ross Harvey, original article published in the Ecologist, 19 September 2019 The arguments for trophy hunting contained within a recent letter published in the journal Science simply don’t stack up.   A new letter published in Science argues that banning trophy hunting imperils biodiversity [“Scientists: Banning trophy hunting ‘doesn’t protect animals’,” BBC …

Stop The Slaughter – Close Down Domestic Rhino Horn Markets

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Excellent evidence (science) gathered by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA): “Stop The Slaughter – Close Down Domestic Rhino Horn Markets,” EIA, August 2019 This EIA report’s recommendations include urging: “Parties [to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES)] to close all existing domestic markets …

Driven Grouse Shooting

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This golden eagle was seen flying over the village of Crathie, which borders the edge of the Balmoral estate in Aberdeenshire (Police Scotland), “‘Sickening’: Golden eagle spotted near royal family’s Balmoral estate with illegal trap attached to legs – ‘Absolutely clear this incident is a result of criminality’, says RSPB, …

Rhino Horn Trade – Public Consultation

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Banner image – © JohanSwanepoel, licensed from Adobe i-stock  Barbara Dallas Creecy, Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has invited members of the public to submit to the Scientific Authority (South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)), within 30 days from the date of the publication of the notice in the …

CITES CoP18 – Updates

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Banner image courtesy of CITES/Wikimedia Commons Above image courtesy of the NSPCA As the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES), eighteenth Conference of the Parties (CoP 18) continues in Geneva (17 – 18 August 2019), there have been some significant results (with more still due in …

“Their Future Is Dark.” The Rhino Horn Trade in 2019

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Banner image courtesy of Harman Singh Heer Open letter from the Wildlife Animal Protection Forum South Africa to the Republic of South Africa, The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries.   15thAugust 2019 Attention: The Minister of the Environment, Forestry and Fisheries “Their Future is Dark” THE RHINO HORN TRADE 2019 …

Another Hwange Lion Executed for a Trophy

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Banner Image – Pictures of Seduli courtesy of Big Cat Conservation Big Cat Conservation is reporting (14 August 2019) that another male lion (11 years old – ref Note [1] below), Seduli has been lured from the protection of Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe to be executed for a hunter’s trophy needs …

High Court Rules in Favour of Lions and NSPCA

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The NSPCA has won its case (launched in September 2018) against the Minister of Environmental affairs (and co Respondents). The Judgment (6 August 2019) from the Pretoria High Court concluded that the lion bone quotas set for 2017/18 were unlawful because animal welfare was not considered (by the Minister) to be …